Category Archives: Stashtacular!

Feature Friday and Win $30 For Fabric! Mug Rug Challenge

Hi everyone, this is going to be short and sweet as I have a horrible cold and a tongue ulcer simultaneously and want to go eat ice cream for dinner. Tomorrow we’ll be announcing the winners of the Stashtacular massive giveaway, so make sure you check in!

And I also want to mention the Summer Mug Rug Challenge that my friend Kris Garst is hosting over on Facebook. Click here to read the rules. All you have to do is join the group, and when that’s sorted you simply add pictures of mug rugs you’ve made for the chance to win a $30 gift certificate to THE FABRIC STORE OF YOUR CHOICE!!!! Woohoo! I’ll be asking for votes next week ;)

Mary over at Craft Buds published this fantastic, easy to understand tutorial for her dress/skirt. Seriously, everything about the tute is good – informative photos, good instructions – If you’ve been hot this week and want a maxi skirt, go check this out!

Wendy from The Crafter’s Apprentice felted the solar system from a kit available on etsy – isn’t it cute?

And I’d love to give a shout out to my lovely friend Ruth over at Cherry Coloured Twist, who ordered labels from Spoonflower – They’re smaller than the ones I ordered and now I’m convinced that I too NEED smaller labels for smaller stuff (doll quilt swap, mug rug swap, etc?). Aren’t they gorgeous? Sigh. If you want to make some, read Julie Herman’s VERY useful post here, and read my post here to avoid making the mistakes I made. Seriously, read them BOTH!

Well, I’m out. Back tomorrow for the massive giveaway post – there are going to be a TON of winners!

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Stashtacular Thu + My Great Big Fabric Score!

Today’s Stashtacular post is over at Spontaneous Threads, and there’s still time to get another entry for the $25 gift certificate as well!

How is everyone? I just had to share the last few days with you. You’ll probably hear more about them next week, but I am so freakin excited about my fabric that I had to show you! And no, I didn’t cheat on my fabric diet because I bought them ages ago.

About 2 months ago or so, I started buying fabrics on etsy and having them shipped to my mum in Texas instead of paying international shipping here. She carefully looked after all my packages and never complained that I was ordering too much. I think my mum is one of the nicest people in the world, and you’ll see why. Here’s a pic of my new stuff:

I bought 10 FQs of Quilted Fish’s Sugar and Spice line, a Ruby layer cake (That line is so, so beautiful), a Grace True Cut rotary blade sharpener, 15 FQs + 1yd of Tula Pink’s Prince Charming line, and 300 little 3.5″ squares of I-spy fabrics for making I-spy quilts for my nephews. (The sharpener is awesome!) I bought 2 packs of 100 I-spy charms from Sew Together on etsy, who was kind enough to make them more boy-oriented – only $10 per 100. I seriously recommend her!

Gratuitous close up of Prince Charming:

Isn’t it lovely? I bought the indigo and honey colourways, but when I got them I realised it’s too dark. So I’ll order some of the coral FQs to round it out. BTW, I’ve been searching for a list of Kona solids which coordinate with Prince Charming – I have to order them as no one near me sells Kona solids, and colours are hard to judge on computer screens. So if any of you know the names, please will you leave them in the comments?

We also took my parents to Bath Spa to see the Roman Baths:

My parents and Savi at the Roman Baths. Total tourists, right? :)

Mimi and Savi in the centre of Bath.

Well, I better go as Savi is home from school and needs some attention from her mum. What a chore, right? :)

© J C Excell, 2011

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Stashtacular! Thursday

Today’s Stashtacular! post is up over at Kelly’s Blue Bird Sews. It’s the story of how we ended up creating this stash celebrating event. I must admit much of the creativity of it and most of the good ideas come from Kelly.


(p.s. In her post she lists the giveaway prize as a $25 gift certificate from 1Choice4Quilting, but I messed up so it’s actually a jelly roll from Fat Quarter Shop. Next week’s is the $25 over at Spontaneous Threads. SORRY!)

The giveaway is still open here, so get in on it!

And my lovely Sew Bee Joyful quilting bee still has a few openings. You can read the info on the Flickr group’s page.

Tomorrow’s post will be late. My parents are coming over from Texas and we have to entertain them, but I promise I’ll get it done, even if it’s on Saturday morning!

© J C Excell, 2011

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